The Sisu Project showed up again to the NBB Twilight Meet #2 this weekend to continue to state their case that they are NOT just all about the roads. Sisu placed runners in the 3,000m Steeple Chase and the 5,000m run, including runners who were trying to get a 5,000m score in the newly created All-Terrain Runner Series (but more on that later).
This final heat of the 5,000m featured several other ATR woman runners in addition to Amanda Wright, including: Leslie O'Dell (18:52.05), Emma Kosciak (19:10.39), Jennifer Brooks (19:10.45), Freddi Pare (20:37.54), and Lisa Erickson Gorman (24:05.68).
Dan Button lead heat three of this race wire-to-wire, battling the wind alone until he began to lap other runners, giving him something to chase. Button finished around 16:44 - not the time he was hoping for, but good considering the large lead he put on the pack early on and the conditions of the day.
The announcers of the meet had a lot to say about Dan's shorts, wondering if they were the Texas flag or the American Flag. Either way, his fancy get up let him "hit his lap paces right on the Button" - pun very much intended.
The race started off with Brandt towards the back of the pack and as it went on, he slowly made his way through the pack and got stronger throughout the race. On-lookers were not too surprised, as Brandt took the same strategy in his 10,000m race during Twilight Meet #1 two weeks ago. Congrats on an absolutely stellar performance! The track contingent of the Sisu Project sure is happy to have another runner to add to the list of those who love the oval (and are also actively attempting to recruits Brandt's wife).
And while we are VERY impressed with Brandt's race, we are more impressed that Rick Brandt recognized Del Amitri's 'Roll to Me' during the after party at "Joe Sent Me," and we are underwhelmed by Kyle Northrop's inability to even know what we are talking about, but in his defense, he probably wasn't even born yet when that gem of a jam came out. But for Kyle (and everyone born in the 90s) own edification here is Del Amitri for you. The right time...the right time...to rollllll to meeee.....roll to mee....